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Scuba diving in Djibouti

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Diving in Djibouti

Quick facts

  • Doctors and hospitals may expect immediate cash payment for any medical treatment so health insurance is advisable.
  • A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from travelers over one year of age coming from infected areas.
  • Cholera is also a serious risk and precautions are essential. Up-to-date advice should be sought before deciding if these precautions should include vaccination as medical opinion is divided over its effectiveness.
  • Typhoid immunization is usually advised.
  • Malaria risk, predominantly in the malignant falciparum form, exists year round. Check for up-to-date information before you travel. BE AWARE: Lariam (mefloquine) is an anti-malarial drug used in regions of the world where chloroquine resistant falciparum malaria is prevalent. e.g. East Africa, South East Asia. Possible side effects of lariam such as dizziness, blurred vision and a disturbed sense of balance are common and could cause problems for divers. These effects can often imitate or even worsen the symptoms of DCI. There could also be confusion between the side effects of lariam and the symptoms of DCI or nitrogen narcosis resulting in a misleading diagnosis.
  • Stinging hydroids in the water can be a problem. A thin lycra suit could also provide much needed protection from the sun.

When to go

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USD 1,731Per trip
USD 1,320Per trip
Pricing on request
Pricing on request

What to see

French & Arabic. Afar and Somali are spoken locally. English is spoken by traders.
Djibouti Franc
GMT +3
Diving season:
Year round
Water temperature:
27C - 29C
Air temperature:
May to September 31°C (87°F)
October to April 37°C (99°F)


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